Montreal’s Top Tapas

Variety, it’s often said, is the spice of life. And while juggling multiple lady-friends often ends badly, eating multiple dishes, tapas-style, offers all the love with none of the drama. Plus, sharing just makes us feel nice. Here’s where to tap that tapas in Montreal.

Tapeo
It’s worth the trip up to Villeray to check out this newish Spanish restaurant that serves some of the best tapas in town, with a gourmet touch. A small, cozy dining room means that Tapeo fills up fast, so reservations are a must. 511 Villeray Street, (514) 495-1999.

Club Espagnol de Qu├ębec
Boasting a massive, west-facing terrace, the Spanish social club attracts members of the local Spanish community more than Plateau-dwelling young anglos. Down-home traditional cooking that goes down well with Spanish wine. 4388 St-Laurent Blvd., (514) 842-6301.

Casa Tapas

Another always-bustling spot, Casa Tapas has been in the game for a while and is known for its consistently great Spanish food: You can’t go wrong with the grilled sardines or the garlic mushrooms. 266 Rachel St. E., (514) 848-1063.

El Gitano
Seafood is the specialty at this popular neighbourhood spot in the McGill ghetto area; check out the flamenco shows every Saturday night. 3507 Du Parc Avenue, (514) 843-8212.

La Sala Rossa
Absorb the muffled rock & roll from the venue upstairs as you chow down on an affordable menu of tapas faves (chorizo, garlic shrimp, heavenly goat cheese) and plenty of vegetarian options. 4848 St-Laurent Blvd., (514) 844-4227.

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